Galvalume is a coating consisting of zinc, aluminum and silicon that is used to protect a metal (primarily steel) from oxidation. It is similar to galvanizing in that it is a sacrificial metal coating which protects the base metal.

Galvalume is applied to a material using the hot-dipping process. Therefore, a Galvalume coating has similar thicknesses to that of hot-dipped galvanized material. The thickness for the hot-dipping process is around 1 mil thick. The thickness can range somewhat depending on the coating specification. If the coating thicknesses of a Galvalume-coated steel and a galvanized steel are equal, the Galvalume steel will generally outlast the galvanized one, depending on the environment.

The Finish of Galvalume